PokerKing: what has changed in the poker room recently?
As we have already written, the launch of a new poker client caused several problems to PokerKing, which drastically affected the traffic and the number of games visible in the lobby.
This situation lasted for about four months, but the past week several tweaks were made fixing several issues that restored basic conditions for grinding. What has changed?
- First of all, it's again possible to register from our site and get rakeback (however only for cash games, the tournament rakeback will also be restored soon);
- Three limits of fast poker were added. Blitz Poker was announced a long time ago, but it was quickly removed from the client due to numerous bugs. Now players can join NL10, NL50, and NL200 fast poker tables than run smoothly;
- Restoration of the weekly rake race, King's Treasures, that gives extra rakeback to true grinders;
- On the time of writing this article, it became known that the Royal Club VIP program will also be restored in the next few days.
Why is it profitable to play at PokerKing now?
The combination of the massive success of The Venom tournament (that attracted many players to the tables seeking for the $1M prize) and the problems related to the software implementation (that caused many grinders to retire because of lack of rakeback and bonuses, and a volatile software), is creating right now an exciting pool to play: many amateurs at the tables with regs doubting to return to the site.
Thus, it is challenging to think of a better time to joining PokerKing than now.
What about traffic at PokerKing?
Apparently, PokerScout is having problems for monitoring the number of games in the Winning Poker Network rooms, because since the end of June (when we did our last traffic review), the data has barely changed.
During all this time, PokerKing and other skins of the network remained in the 9th place with an average number of cash games players of 700, something that doesn't make any sense.
Therefore, we checked the current number of tables during the American peak time for several days:
Number of 6-max and 9-max NLH tables at PokerKing
Number of 6-max and 9-max PLO tables at PokerKing
* Some of the PLO400+ tables were held in CAP format. Also in the lobby can be seen up to 5-6 Omaha Hi/Lo tables from $100 to $600.
*High-stakes action games at PokerKing at noon
Right now the action is not limited only to regular tables; now it's also possible to play fast poker as long as there are connections at two stakes:
- NL10 - about 100;
- NL50 - up to 50.
There was also a gradual revival of the game at full-ring tables, traditionally popular in American poker rooms. During the morning up to 20 NLH 9-max tables are visible, most of them played on NL100–600, and only one-third of them in NL10–50. We also spotted a 7-Day No Rathole table with $50/$100 bets.
PLO 9-max is also played at PokerKing, a few 7-Day No Rathole tables from PLO100 to PLO10k.
In short, compared to June, we can evidence a noticeable increase in traffic at PokerKing, especially at medium and high stakes.
Which players are best suited for PokerKing?
Based on the data above, it can be stated that PokerKing, as the leading poker room of WPN, is suitable for:
- High volume grinders from NL–PLO100 up to NL–PLO600 with an American schedule, due to the traffic increase and the rakeback deal from WPD (plus King's Treasures);
- Medium and high-stakes PLO and NLH players from $1000 to $5000 (up to 10 active tables);
- Chico Poker network players looking to add more tables to their schedule.
What rakeback deal can I get at PokerKing?
When registering under our affiliate program, our players receive:
- First deposit bonus 100% up to $777 (10% rakeback);
- King's Treasures race (15-20% extra rakeback);
- VIP program — up to 40% rakeback that will be available again in the next days, but all achievements are being recorded since May and will be paid by the room soon;
- Private rakeback deal.
In total, our top grinders can get up to 60%-80% rakeback in the room, as well as other benefits such as our free layout and support in withdrawals.
To get a private rakeback deal at PokerKing, please contact us at:
|Rakeback||up to 90%|
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